a good thing!
The race is on, but the obstacles that hindered digital transformation before haven’t gone away. While transitioning to the cloud is often part of a company’s digital transformation, not every on-premises application has a suitable SaaS alternative or is able to be migrated. More often than not, a hybrid environment of cloud and on-premises applications is needed at least temporarily if not for the long haul.
But not all identity and access management (IAM) solutions are designed to support hybrid IT. Trying to make do with an inflexible solution often results in additional costs, delays and risks to your cloud strategy. Your workforce productivity is also sure to suffer.
Many are already challenged to provide seamless workforce access while ensuring the security of resources. It’s a hard balance to achieve without the right identity foundation in place. Trying to forge ahead without addressing the foundational need for streamlined workforce access could negatively impact your efforts and ultimately thwart your gains. On the other hand, proactively transforming workforce access as part of your digital transformation strategy can effectively double your odds of success.
An authentication authority provides the identity foundation needed to transform workforce access, while providing the solid footing on which to build your digital transformation initiatives. It also helps you transition to an identity-centric Zero Trust approach to security.
A Zero Trust model helps you set the stage for digital transformation success by ensuring:
While digital transformation is needed to remain competitive in an unpredictable world, it must be undertaken wisely. A haphazard or band aid approach will only exacerbate underlying problems and hurt your progress.
Read on to learn:
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2 “Unlocking Success in Digital Transformation Survey.” McKinsey. Oct 29, 2018.
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8 “9 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19.” Gartner. June 8, 2020.
9 “Unlocking Success in Digital Transformation Survey.” McKinsey. Oct 29, 2018.
10 “Securing a Remote Workforce.” Cyber Readiness Institute. March 2020.